Correlation of Food Waste & Global Hunger
The issue of food waste being the primary factor of global hunger is connected to Sustainable Development Goals #2. This goal includes ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. These goals similarly overlap to the solutions of my project as diminishing the amount of food waste, contributes to all aspects of this goal. This solution is supported by a study by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which found that limiting food waste on a global scale could reduce the need to grow more food by 60 percent.
Considering the fact that the resolution doesn’t require the complete elimination of food waste, this method would make a huge difference without majority of the public having to sacrifice a lot. In addition, not only does food waste increase the need for higher yields and pushes nations to encourage expanding farms, rotted food also means an increase in wasted valuable resources. Therefore, the solution of decreasing the amount of food waste is both environmentally and socially efficient, proving that this is the most attainable resolution that should be prioritized.
Global Hunger Awareness Survey
This survey tests awareness about global hunger in general and the effect food waste has on this issue. In pursuit of making people more aware about food waste and global hunger, the goal is to get all answers on this survey correct, proving my project effective and purposeful.
These graphs were created based the survey above conducted on high school students in the American School in Japan. The graph above shows that out of 18 students, only one was able to predict the answer to the question correctly; one person dies every second. This demonstrates the ignorance of high/middle class citizens on the gravity of global hunger and the huge toll it has on the lower class population.
50% of the students I surveyed thought the best way they could take part in reducing global hunger was by donating to nonprofit organizations instead of the correct answer, taking direct action themselves and reduce the amount of food they waste everyday. This indicates that we must make people more aware that they can directly contribute to reducing global hunger by taking action themselves and that it is the most effective solution.
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